North Carolina Newspapers

VOL. XXXV, No. 18
MONDAY, FEB. 11,1929. Published Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Afternoons By man. per year <ui advance) 12.60
flamer, per year iln advance) 1300
The Markets.
Cotton. Shelby ___... 1954c
Cotton Seed, bu.__ 7054c
Clondy And Colder.
Today’s North Carolina Weather
Report: Partly cloudy, slightly
colder in west portion and on the
coast tonight. Freezing tempera
ture on the coast. Tuesday fair.
Get Correll Slayer.
Saturday night about midnight
South Carolina officers captured
Clyde Fowler, alias Tom Williams,
negro slayer of Detective Ed Cor
rell, the capture being made near
Greer, S. C. The negro, who had
been at large since the shooting,
was rushed to the North Carolina
state prison at Raleigh. He did not
deny the killing and will be tried
in Charlotte February 25.
File Seventh
Suit Here In
Tragic Crash
Damage* Of $75,000 Asked For
Death Of Miss Ora Eskridge
In Suit.
Suits now have been filed in the
office of the superior court clerk
here asking damages for all seven
deaths in the tragic building col
lapse here last August.
The seventh suit tiled witn uourt
A. M. Hamrick asks $75,000 dam
ages tor the death of Miss Ora
Eskridge, one of the most import
ant employees of the First Nation
al bank and very popular in church
and social circles of Shelby at the
time of her tragic death. Miss
Eskridge was buried in the debris
of the collapsed, buildings and died
just a short time after the crash in
the Shelby hospital. ^
Defendants named In the com
plaint filed are J. S. McKnight,
Tom Webb and Cicero Lutz. The
complaint was filed by J. Conley
Eskridge, a brc*her of the late Miss
Eskridge who is the administrator
of her estate, through his attorney,1
B. T. Fai:s.
Light Suits In AIL
Other deaths in the crash in
which suits have already been filed
were those of Zeb end Carl Blan
ton, Ale* Hoyle,. Clyde Carpenter,
duy Green, and Onie Thomas,
colored. An eighth suit on record
at fhe court house asks damages
for an tfitomobile demolished by
the falling walls.
P. P. Duncan
Buried Today
Snbstantial Farmer Of Near
Lawndale Succumbs To Long
Illness. Burial Palm Tree.
Mr. R. P. Duncan, substan
tial fanner of the Palm Tree
section near Lawndale, passed away
Sunday morning at 4 o’clock at
his home, following a relapse from
pneumonia. Mr. Duncan was about
79 years of age and a hardy, ro
bust man, well and favorably
known by his host of friends. He
was honest in his dealings, a kind
neighbor and staunch member of
the Methodist church at Hollis.
The funeral was conducted this
morning at 11 o’clock by Revs. J.
W. Fitzgerald, Carl Swafford and
Mr. Hipps, and interment was in
the cemetery at Palm Tree. A large
i crowd of sorrowing friends and
relatives was present.
Mr. Duncan was married to Sal
lie. Sweezy who survives with three
daughters, Mrs. Lester Lee, Mrs.
Coleman Maunqy and Mrs. Miller
Grigg and three sons, Sam, Lester,
and John Duncan.
Masons Bury Mr. Ep
Champion At Union
Mr Epp Champion, prominent
farmer of the Lawndale-Polkville
community who was buried Friday,
February 1 at Union Baptist chinch
was accorded Masonic honors, be
ing a faithful membdf of this frat
ernity. The funeral was preached
at 11 o’clock by Revs. D. G. Wash
burn and Rush Padgett and a male
quartet from Shelby rendered a
number of beautiful selections, ap
propriate to the sad occasion. A
large crowd was in attendance and
the floral tribute was rich and
Mr. Champion leaves his wife,
eight children and seventeen grand
children. The whole community
was deeply grieved because of his
Waynesville Woman
Burled at Beaver Dam
Mrs. Magnolia Francis who died
Sunday at Waynesville was burled
today at Beaver Dam church. She
l was 36 years of age and the daugh
ter of Jell Davis, a native of (Sieve
land county. Her husband and
four children, all living at Waynes
ville, survive. Mrs. Francis was a
vcltim of pagumonia.
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May Vote Here
On Bonds For
School Debts
Bill Now In Raleigh For Calling
Special Election To Take Care
Of District.
Within the next few months the
citizens of Shelby will likely vote
upon a bond issue which would be
made to cover the deficit now over
the schools of the city, which is
Special District No. 33.
A bill calling for the election is
now in Raleigh for introduction in
legislature by Representative Mull.
The Requirements.
The bill, if and when passed,
will authorize the school board to
make a careful audit to show the
1 exact financial condition of the
school district and the exact
amount of the deficit facing the
board, or the obligations and debts
incurred in operating the schools
in the past. Which means that the
bond issue will not include any
present or future operating or
maintenance expense.
When the audit is made the city
board of aldermen will be authoriz
ed to ascertain in the deficit shown '
by the audit is correct. After
which the board is authorized
and empowered to issue bonds to
cover such a deficit, and to levy a
special tax, not exceeding ten cents,
to pay the interest and provide a
sinking fund for the bonds.
Most Vote On It.
But before the bonds are issued
the bill reads that the aldermen
must order a special election to be
held in the district upon the ques
tion of issuing the bonds. Proper
polling places and election officials
are also to be named by the board
and the notice of the election be
given proper publicity, with a new
registration of qualified voters.
If a majority of the qualified
voters, the bill reads, vote in favor
of the bonds then the board shall
continue with the issuance of the
bonds. After which the proceeds
derived from the sale of the bonds
are to be turned over to the treas
urer of the special district to be
used for no other purpose or pur
poses than set out in the election
proposal, that of taking care of a
deficit now existing in the special
school district.
Other portions of the bill deal
with the necessary legal statements
and facts concerning the calling of
such election and the technicalities
of a bond issue. '
Clerk Hamrick Has
Stampede For Funds
Non Residents And Minors, How
ever Need Not Call For Their
Money Yet.
Clerk of the Court A. M. Ham
rick has been virtually •stampeded’
by callers for funds in his office,
since a two page advertisement ran
in The Star, carrying the names
and amounts of non-resident funds,
minors’ fends and court fees left
there for hundreds of people. The
Star has been in great demand by
those who were searching for their
names and Mr. Hamrick and his
clerk have been busy writing
Something like $12,300 is in the
hands of the clerk and this amount
was carrie4 In the advertisement,
together with the names of the
parties to whom it belonged.
Court fees are being paid out, but
funds belonging to minors and
non-residents are not available now,
says Mr. Hamrick and he wants
the public to understand this so
they will not call in vain. Those
who have funds in these two class
es, that of minors or non-residents,
will therefore take notice that such
funds are not to be paid out now.
E. M. Aut-;n,« Mother
Dead At Winston
Grandmother Also Of Mrs. Roy j
Tiddy Of Shelby—Was 78
Years Old.
Mrs. Annie E. Auten, aged 78, of
Huntersville, died yesterday after
noon at Winston-Salem at the
home of her son, E. M. Auten, ac
cording to word received here last
Funeral services will be held
this afternoon at 3 o’clock at the
Huntersville Presbyterian church,
conducted by the pastor. Rev. J. W.
Grier. Burial will be at Hunters
Besides Mr. Auten, Mrs. Auten is
survived by a “brother, George S.
Cathey of Paw Creek; and five
grandchildren, Annie Hyatt Hol
brook of Charlotte, Adron Hol
brook of Monroe, Mrs. Roy Tiddy
of Shslby, Junius Auten of Balti
more, Mr., and Francis Auten, of
A Cleveland Cotton Champ
Aston Adams, the 14-year-old yonth shown above beside Ills agri
cultural teacher, Prof. V. C. Taylor, at the Lattimore high school. Is one
of the big reasons why Cleveland county Is the leading cotton produc
ing county in North Carolina, and the leading per acre cotton producers
in the South. Young Adams, son of Hr. and Mrs. R. G. Adams, made
2,508 pounds of lint, or five 500-pound bales last year on two and one
half acres of land. A group of farmers about young Adams and his
father made 403 bales cn 374 acres. The youth produced hU five bales of
cotton at a cost of 2.9 cents per Unt pound and sold it for 19 1-4 cents
per pound.
Will Leave Solicitor’s Fee
At $3.50 With Proviso; Mall
Explains Prohi Arrest Fee
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Tells About $5 Fee For Prohibition Arrests.
No Fee Burden On County. Private Drunk
Is No Violation Of Law, Mull Says.
The solicitor of the county court
here will remain upon a fee basis
with a fee of $3.50, but in cases
where the defendants do not or
cannot pay the cost the law re
garding the solicitor’s pay will be
so changed that the county wil not
have to pay the solicitor his fee.
In other words, where there are
convictions and the defendant is
unable, due to a road or Jail term,
to pay the costs, which include the
fee, the solicitor will hot receive a
No Law On Drunks. -
The other portion of Mr. Mull’s
letter explains his proposed law for
a $5 bonus fee for officers when
defendants are arrested charged
with violating the prohibition law.
The bill, he says, will include a
proviso that in cases where the
defendants do not pay the costs
the county will be liable to pay
only $2.50 of the fee for the offi
cer. This, his explanation continu
ed, would bring no big expense
to the county as he clarifies what
he means by prohibition law viola
tion by stating that arrests for or
dinary, private drunks would not
entitle the officer to his $5 fee.
but only arrests in connection with
the manufacture, sale, transporta
tion and possession of liquor. ‘“It
is not a violation of any law to be
drunk unless one is in a public
place and a nuisance,” he explain
Mull’s Letter.
His letter togetner wun me mu
he will Introduce abou the solici
tor’s pay follows:
“As several articles have appear
ed in the press in which criticism
has been offered to that part of
the prohibition bill which fixes a
fee of $5.00 for the arrest of viola
tors of the prohibition law, please
give publicity to the following con
cerning same.
“I think the criticism resulted
from two causes: First, a miscon
ception of the law; and second, the
failure to investigate and obtain
the facts. Some seem to think
that being drunk is a violation of
the prohibition law and have er
roneously estimated the expense
which would result from this act
or section to aggregate $10,000 in
one year. It is not a violation of
the prohibition law to be drunk. It
is not a violation of any law to be
drunk. It is a violation of the law
to be drunk or to be drunk and
disorderly in a public place. As
long as you are drunk at home or
in a private place it is not a crime
but when you are drunk in a pub
lic place you are a nuisance and
it is a crime in the nature of a
public nuisance. The prohibition
laws only deal with the manufac
ture, sale, transportation and pos
session of liquor.
“I have had the court records
searched and it is reported to me
that approximately 395 cases of
this character were prosecuted last
year. More than two-thirds of this
number were punished by the im
position of fines, costs and the like
end no part Cf the cost was paid
by the county. This leaves approxi
mately 131 cases of this character
Ip which the county didn’t lose the
i ■ 'j
cost. As the-<oyfity only pays one
half the fee under the general law
It would have to lose only $2.50 In
each of the 131 cases. Under the
old law the county would lose $2.50
in each case of the 131 cases. Un
der the old law the county would
lose $1 on each case and therefore
the additional loss would only be
$1.50 per case. Tl)ls additional bur
den would be $195.50 for the 131
cases which is much less than the
$10,000 loss which some intimated
would result. I think the people of
Cleveland county could afford to
pay this small additional sum to
the law officers who are making an
honest effort to enforce the pro
hibition laws.
“The parties Interested have
agreed to my suggestion that we
permit the county solicitors fee to
remain at $3.50 to be paid by the
criminal, but add a proviso that
the fee shall in no case be paid by
the county and shall thus never
be a charge against the taxpayers.
I am therefore introducing a bill
which has this effect and am here
with handing yfu copy of same."
The text of the bill about the
solicitor's pay which he will intro
duce follows: f4'
Section 1. That chapter 435 of the
public local laws of 1921 be and the
:ime is hereby amended by strik
ing out in lines 12, 13, and 14 of
section four of said chapter the
words, “The county shall pay the
county solicitor his full fee of
£3.50 in said cases," and by insert
ing in lieu thereof the words, “The
county shall not be charged with or
pay the county solicitor’s fee or any
part of same in said case.”
Section 2. That this act shall be
in full force and effect ftpm and
after f)ecember 31, 1930.
What Th*s County
Would Get Out Of
New Highway Fund
Cleveland’s Share In New Ga« Tax
For Hoads Would Be
The passage of the new gas tax
bill, providing for state mainten
ance of county roads and a reduc
tion of county property tax for
roads by the lo use of representa
tives mean; that Cleveland county
will get $35,430 as Its share of the
three million dollar fund.
The bill provides for a tax of five
cents on each gallon of gasoline in
stead of four cents as prevails
now. The extra cent is to be used
in taking over county highways,
with the money being divided
among the counties according to
, area and population, only when.
[ counties reduce their property tax
the same amount as comes to the
county from the fund. In other
words tbe pasasge of the bill will
mean that $35,430 in property taxes
for roads will be taken off the tax
payers of this county.
Shares neighboring counties will
have in the fund follow Catawba.
332,400; Gaston. $41,220: Lincoln,
$19,680; Rutherford, $35,160; Burke
$30,000, i
k... * , '■iff.*;; r.:~ ".Baser. — •
Thousands See
Jump In Air;
Wilson Is Hart
Parachute Jump At Airport Here
Draw* Record Crowd. Jumper
Gets Injured.
- Shelby and Cleveland county took
to aviation with more interest over
the recent week-end and yester
day than ever before, one of the
largest crowds in the history of the
town assembling Sunday afternoon
at the Shelby airport for a 3,000
foot parachute Jump by Pilot Roy
Ahearn and his assistants.
More than 2,000 ‘ automobiles
Jammed the fields and highways
near the airport to see the leap,
and with the exception of opening
day county fair crowds it was con
sidered the largest on record
here. Due. however, to an early
Sunday morning accident the
thrilling Jump was not made by
Norman Wilson, the regular para
chute Jumper, but by Teak Presnell
his youthful substitute.
Hit By Propeller.
Early Sunday morning Wilson
was at the front of the plane,
which had been taking passen
gers up for an airing, when he was
struck by the whirring propeller of
the plane and knocked to the
ground. At first it appeared as If
he were very severely, and probably
fatally Injured, but at the Shelby
hospital today it was stated that'
his only major injury was a com- j
pound fracture of the left arm
above the elbow. |
The youngs substitute jumper
gave the crowd all the thrill it was
looking for. Business was good in
carrying up passengers and hun
dreds began to murmur when the
jump did not come off promptly at t
3:30—some saying: "Aw, I knew
nobody was going to do a fool
thing like that.” (It was the first
parachute jump from an airplane
at such a height ever staged in
However, about four o’clock the
kid jumper packed his folded para
chute on his back and climbed into
the plane with Pilot Ahearn. Up
and up the plane circled, and the
gasps of amazement Increased
among the crowd. At an altitude of
about 3,000 feet, the crowd below,1
estimated by some at more than
5,000 people, saw the jumper, a
mere boy, glisten in the sunlight as
he walked out upon a wing of the
plane. At the distance he looked
more like a small black speck than
a man. He tumbled over, and over,
his body and his chute flashing in (
the sun. He feU many feet before
he pulled his string for the para- j
chute to open, and many of those
gazing at him from far below, turn
ed their eyes to the ground—they,
didn’t think it was going to open,
and they couldn't bear to see him
fall. Then he pulled his string, the
big chute opened quickly, giving
jerk to his faUing body. And down
he floated, barely missing the old
Cleveland Springs water tank, but
"settl|ng to the ground not so many
yards fron$ the spot where bis
plane took off.
Parachute Jumping is not a new
thrill, generally speaking, but here
it was, and the Presnell kid sure
gave his crowd a kick, and he
brought out a larger crowd than
any one person has done in this
town heretofore.
Good Game Here On
Wednesday As Highs
And Latt’more Clash
Will Be Nlp-And-Tuck Struggle In
Tin Can. State Series
Soon. \
One of the hardest fought and
naturally one of the mo6t Interest*
ing basketball games of the year
to those on the sidelines will be
staged in the “tin can” here Wed
nesday night with Lattimore and
Shelby facing each other. It is the
last home game of the season be
fore the state race games get
Playing at Lattimore last week
the lifts coached by Morris and
Falls barely nosed out the swift
Lattlmore team by two points.
Wednesday night, with scores of
supporting fans, will be down here
to even up the count, and the
Shelby quint, of course, will go in
to the game with the ambition to
make it two straights. The two
quints are among the best in this
section of the state and an above
the ordinary game might be ex
pected even if both outfits were not
dead set on winning.
The highs are playing Forest
City there tonight.
O. E. 8. Meeting.
Regular meeting of O. E. S. will
meet at Masonic Temple tomorrow
night <u 7:80 o'clock. All officers
and members are urged to be pres
Pays With His Life
Jose De Leon Toral, who com
plicated Mexican politics when
he assassinated President-elect
Obregon at Mexico City, faced
the firing squad in expiation
Cor his crime.
(iBUrntUou) Uliutratad «•»•)
Change Method
Of Figuring City j
Water, Lights
Scale Rates Are Used Instead Of
Flat rates—Revenue la
Thus Increased.
Light and water rates made tty
the city have not been changed,
bu( * few months ago, the method
of figuring was modified, thus In
creasing these sources of revenue to
the city. Just how much the city’s
revenue will be increased by thusj
changing the method of calcula
tion from a flat basis to a scale
basis, has not been learned, but the
change is interesting nevertheless,
because it effects all consumers or
lights and power beyond the 150
klllowat limit, says Fred Culbreth,
city clerk.
In other words the scale rate of
from 12 1-2 per k. w. down to 5
cents per k. w. is now used on
lights consumed instead of the one
flat rate used heretofore. The
power rate is figured also on the
sale of from 2 1-2 cents minimum
to 6 cents maximum instead of a
flat rate. The flat rate was used
last year and the scale rate adopt
ed in the late fall.
This new method of figuring in
crease the cost of 300 k, w. to the
customer from $21.00 under the flat
rate to $22.20 under the scale rate.
Under the flat rate method of
figuring 300 k. w. of power the cost
was $12 at 4 cents per k. w. Now
this same power costs the consum
er $15—or an increase of $3.
On patrons who use over 2,030
k. w. the increased cost is $18 to
$20 monthly.
The same rates apply, but the
scale method of figuring is as fol
Light Rates.
Min 10 k. w. ..$1.25
11 k. w... 1.28
Up to 150 k. w. & 7 1-2—of 150
150 k. w. 11.70
Next 150 k. w. ® 7 cents—Cost
of 300 k. w. ... 22.20
Next 450 k. w. ® 6 cents—Cost
Of 750 k. w. 49.20
All over 750 k. w.___5c
Power Rates.
First 150 k. w. & 8c—Cost of
of 150 k. w.I.......$9.00
Next 150 k. w. @ 4c—Cost of
300 k. w. 15.00
Next 450 k. w. & 3 l-2c—Cost
Of 750 k. W..'..30.75
Next 250 k. w. ® 3c—Cost of
..1000 k. w...38.-15
Next 1500 k. w. @ 2 3-4c—Cost
Of 2500 k. w. .. 79.50
Next 1000 k. w. @ 2 1-2c—Cost
Of 3500 k. w.105.50
Primary Voltage.
Next 1500 k. w. # 2 1-2—Cost
of 6000 k. w.$142.00
Next 2500 k. w. & 2c—Cost of
7500 k. w.. 192.00
Next 2500 k. w. ® $1.95 Cost of
10,000 k. w. 240.75
Masonic Meeting.
Second degree work will be put
on Friday night by the Cleveland
'odge 202 A. F. & A. M In called
-ommunl’r.tion. Four crn^ldates
will be taken through and all
members are urged to be present
Fight On To Restore
Monazite Industry
Over This Section
Natural Wealth Of Section May Be Brought
Back Into Play. Meet Again Saturday
To Organize The Movement.
The industry, monasite mining,
which first placed Cleveland roan*
ty and this section on Ita feet may
be restored to brine on added
wealth to the Monty and section. If
the alma and hopes of an Interest*
In* meeting held here Saturday, are
At the meeting held at the coart
house, attended by scores Inter
ested In monaxite mining, once the
chief income hereabouts, it was de
finitely determined that a strong
fight would be made to place a
tariff on monasite and monasite I
products now coming tir^From other,
countries so that the people of this
and adjoining counties might mine
monasite again at a profit.
General Meeting.
The first move In this fight will
*ie made here next Saturday after
noon at 2:30 In the court house
when not only those In this county
but from all adjoining counties in
terested In mozanlte will be Invit
ed to attend, with the hope that
the growing sentiment for the plac
ing of dues upon foreign monazite
will demand action by the ,next ses
sion of congress. Not only are those
who own monazite land or are di
rectly Interested In monazite min
ing Invited but a general lnvlta-1
tlon is extended to business men,
bankers, and others who would
give the county an income equal j
or surpassing that of the cotton
The meeting was called by Mr.
P. B. Hamrick, of Bolling Springs,
and congressman-elect Chas, A.
Jonas, of Uncolnton. who pledged
himself to do an In his power to put
over the monazlte problem, was the
chief speaker. However, the ma
jority of the meeting was devoted
to a discussion of what the mona-1
zite Industry meant to the section,1
and to a discussion of preliminary
plans of how the industry might get j
going again.
Mr. J. H. Quinn presided at the
meeting and others beside Mr. j
Jonas who made talks Included Dr. |
8. 8. Royster, Messrs. Cullen Mull,
George Peeler, Lon Roy3ter, Lander
McBrayer, O. C. Sarratt and oth
Name Officers.
At the, conclusion of the talks and
Informal conversation Mr. P. B.
Hamrick was named chairman of;
the movement to make the fight
and Dr. 8. 8. Royster, closely In
touch witn the industry in bygone
years, was named secretary. Dur
ing next week and following the
meeting of next Saturday it is hoped
to get a board of directors to rep
resent all the adjoining counties
such as Rutherford, Lincoln, Gas
ton, Burke, Cherokee, and many
others, so that all may make a com
bined effort in sending delegations
and briefs to congress and the Way
and Means committee asking for
the placing of a duty upon foreign
monazlte. The planning of, a
strong organization was followed up
by a decision to urce all Kiwanis
and Rotary clubs in this section to
-npolnt committees to attend the
meeting here next Saturday.
oevclal IU U1C ojicoivcio Ijv/iuvvu
out what monazite mining meant to
this county and section In early
•;ars when the Industry almost
single-handed brought the county
from the rim of poverty to com
fortable conditions. Scores and
"cores ol children, It was said, were
educated through the money com
ing into this county from mona
zite who would not have otherwise
had a chance at an education, and
the return of the Industry will be
just another such economical boon.
One speaker, Lander McBTayer, de
clared that the first dollar bill he
ever saw in his life came Into this
county for monazite. Still others
told of making $10 and $12 per day
and $100 per week at hand mining.
At one time. Dr. Royster declared,
approximately 50 tons of monazite
I was shipped out of Shelby daily,
"and we had just begun to scratch
the top of It," he added In stating
that there are thousands and thou
sands of dollars worth of monazite
In the hills and In the streams of
this section. The monazite belt he
pointed out extends -over a big area
at the foot of the Blue Ridge moun
tain chain, running to the lowlands
where the rock formation begins to
give away to the limestone forma
tion, This Is the only belt of any
size In America where monazite
nay be found.
.lonas Talks.
• In his talk Mr. Jonas pledged his j
aid to the movement and moved onj
to say that he had already bean
working upon tt. having made sev
eral trips to Washington to eonfer
with the Ways and Means commit*
tee of congress which Is now plan*
nlng a new tariff schedule. HI*
appearances there have already re
sulted In seemingly favorable ac
tion for counties to the west which
have mica and asbestos deposits.
Th« big fight In the movement^ *
he stated would come from tho
manufacturing Interests who han
dle the monazlte products In that
these manufacturers, due to the
fact that they get Brasilian mcna
zlte cheap because of cheap labor,
who would protest at a duty on tho
(Continued on page eight)
Test Mrs. King’s
Stcmach Is A Slow
Process, No Report
May Take It Days Ta Decide Abeal
Poison. Many VMt
York, & C.. Feb. 10.—Analytical
tests to be made of the stomach at
Mrs. Faye King, whoso husband,
Rafe King, Is charged with her
murder, will not be completed be
fore a week or 10 days, It wad
learned today.
The analysis being made by
Richard Brackett, chief chemist of
ciemson college, to to determine
whether there are traces of poison
in the tissues.
At the first autopsy, findings of
the physicians as to poison were
inconclusive because of the pres
ence of an embalming fluid by the
Mrs. Clyde Reagep of Charlotte
and Mrs. Lois Benson of Cary, N.
C., sisters of Mrs. King, and Mr.
Reagen, were In York last night en
route to Charlotte after a confer
ence with Solicitor J. Lylea Glenn
of Chester.
Hundreds of people from York
and other counties flocked to Hn*
ron today to view the King hows
and premises. Many of the earn
parked around the home nett
from Charlotte. Shelby and other
points more distant. A center of
interest was the small out house
where the body was found. Some of
the visitors entered the home.
°et« Patent On
Loom Thread Cutter
W. F. Davis, horn of the weave
room at the Shelby Cotton tnlQ
has gotten a patent on a thread
cutting device for looms in cotton
rdlls and those who ham seen the
device In operation declare that It
is a great improvement on the
thread cutters now in use, in that
it works automatically and ha« a *
number of blades or teeth for cut
ting. A great feature in that the
rp-keep to nothing compared to
the up-keep and repairs on the
present cutting devices.
Thg patent number to 1O0M0 and
to issued in the name of Ray Ntx
and W. F. Davis. Mr. Davis has
since bought out the lntereet of
Mr. Nix, however. A number of
these machines have been running
on looms for a year or mors with
perfect success.
3. Y. P. U. Program
New Hope Tuesday
The program for the district a
Y. P. XT. meeting at New Hope
church, Tuesday, February 12, at
7:18 In the evening, follow*:
Devotional, Rev. O. P. Abernathy;
song service, all unions; song, min
utes of last meeting, secretary: re
ports from unions; song, inspira
tional address. Dr. Zeno WaS; spe
cial music, Horace Easom; report
and awarding of banner, business,
Dr. Goddard Speak*
At Central Church
Dr. O. E. Goddard of Nashville,
Term., former secretary o
general missico board of
Southern Methodist church
speak tonight at Central
1st church, according b
nouncement by Dr. Hugh |
pastor. Dr. Goddard will
evangelism and the publie to
ed, for it is felt that hit
witt hi of

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